Download Java Jre 1.6 U26
Download Java JRE 1.6 u26
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a software package that allows you to run Java applications and applets on your computer. JRE includes the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), the core libraries, and other components that are necessary for the execution of Java programs.
Java SE 6 is an older version of Java that was released in December 2006 and updated until June 2013. Java SE 6 Update 26 (JRE 1.6 u26) is one of the updates for this version that was released in June 2011. It contains bug fixes and security enhancements, but it is not the latest version of JRE.
Oracle, the developer of Java, recommends downloading the latest JRE and JDK versions and allowing auto-update for security and performance reasons. Only developers and enterprise administrators should download older versions of JRE and JDK for debugging and testing purposes. Downloading older versions requires an oracle.com account, which you can create for free.
If you still want to download Java JRE 1.6 u26 for your Windows 64-bit machine, you can follow these steps:
Go to the Oracle Java Archive page .
Scroll down to the section "Java SE Development Kit 6u45" and click on the link "jre-6u45-windows-x64.exe" . This is the closest version to JRE 1.6 u26 that is available on the archive page.
You will be prompted to sign in with your oracle.com account or create one if you don't have it.
After signing in, you will see a license agreement page. Read the terms and conditions and click on the "Accept License Agreement" button.
The download will start automatically. Save the file to your desired location on your computer.
Double-click on the downloaded file to launch the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
You can verify that JRE 1.6 u26 is installed by opening a command prompt and typing "java -version". You should see something like this:
C:\Users\user>java -version java version "1.6.0_45" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_45-b06) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.45-b01, mixed mode)
Congratulations, you have successfully downloaded and installed Java JRE 1.6 u26 on your Windows 64-bit machine!